Breakfast at the Kuang Si Waterfalls

Breakfast at the Kuang
Si Waterfalls

Daily morning rituals with spiritual content, complemented with a culinary experience

WHY THIS TOUR?

West of Luang Prabang is one of the city’s most adored natural phenomena. The Kuang Si Waterfalls are the beautiful sight where you can hike, swim and soak up the beauty of surrounding area. The waterfall is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.

With visitors coming and going around the clock, we have devised an early morning breakfast experience that will tantalize not only your taste buds. This version of ‘Breakfast with a Waterfall View’ starts early before the crowds arrive and secure a secluded spot to dine with only the sound of nature as your travel companion. And in line with the country’s deeply rooted religious belief of alms giving, this certainly will go in your travel diary as a morning to forget…

TRAIL ITINERARY

Breakfast at the Kuang Si Waterfalls

DAY 1

An early wake-up call, even before the sun has set, laurels in a wonderful morning among the UNESCO World Heritage protected town of Luang Prabang. Your guide and driver will be ready at around 5am to bring you to one of the main areas where you will join the local residents in the practice of ‘Tak Bat’.  Not a day goes by when Luang Prabang residents place themselves at the crack of dawn along the tree-lined streets, waiting to fulfil their Buddhist duty. The Tak Bat – better known as alms giving – is engrained in the daily routine of those calling this UNESCO-protected town their home. This highly-revered daily ritual for the local community is an essential part of being a good Buddhist. Visitors are encouraged to partake in this very early morning ritual, but asked to uphold a great level of respect as hundreds, barefooted monks shuffle along to collect their meal for the day.

After this spiritual ceremony in Luang Prabang, we head over for a short ride to one of the town’s most famous coffee spots for a quick wake-me-up. The sounds of shutters opening up for another day, local residents moving slowly back into their homes after the Tak Bat is for us the time to head over to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, around 30 kilometres outside of Luang Prabang, and the Carpe Diem Restaurant, for a sumptuous Laotian breakfast with the sound of clashing water as your natural companion. Ample time after breakfast is reserved at the waterfall where one can simply chill or head up to one of the tiers.

We head back to Luang Prabang town at around 10am, just in time before visitors from all around the world make their way to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, giving you the feeling of having the waterfall area almost for yourself.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • Tours with licenced English-speaking assistance. Other languages are on request and are subject to availability
  • Transportation for tour and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, unless otherwise stated
  • Morning alms giving in Luang Prabang
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All meals as indicated in the program (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours/ visits, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Any domestic / international airline tickets, airport taxes, visa fees, specific camera / video fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general pick-up / drop-off regions (such as airports, out-of-town resorts, ports, harbours and accommodation in surrounding towns)
  • Any accommodation expenses of a personal nature. This includes (compulsory festive) meals and drinks, mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • International travel and medical insurance coverage for customers

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Guests are requested to arrive one day before the start of this package in Luang Prabang.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora, fauna and its historical and cultural treasures is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us. Even when it is cloudy, the sun still has an immense power.
  • Guests traveling over and during local holidays may experience longer waiting times than normal, may see certain sites being closed down, and this program may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • All mentioned times, durations and stops are based on approximations and may change due to unforeseen circumstances, weather and traffic conditions beyond our control.

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